your privacy matters
This policy explains what information we collect when you use Bolster Leadership’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
Bolster Leadership doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Bolster Leadership is to make our product work as well as possible. This includes basic product functions like allowing our metered paywall to work and key features like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Bolster Leadership, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Bolster Leadership, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features. This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).
We use this information to:
provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services, fight spam and other forms of abuse, generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services
When you create your Bolster Leadership account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.
Bolster Leadership won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.
We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
Search engines may index your Bolster Leadership user profile page, public interactions, and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
Bolster Leadership uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Bolster Leadership. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using the Services, you authorize Bolster Leadership to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.
Some of the content that you see displayed on Bolster Leadership is not hosted by Bolster Leadership. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a Bolster Leadership page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code snippets, or Scribd documents that appear within a Bolster Leadership post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Bolster Leadership post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).
When posting on Bolster Leadership, you may not embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users. You must link offsite to a page that allows such submissions by users, and that page’s appearance must be distinct enough from Bolster Leadership to ensure it does not cause confusion among users over to whom they are submitting personal information. Failure to do so may lead Bolster Leadership to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to Bolster Leadership’s basic functionality.
Bolster Leadership saves data about the URLs you Save to Bolster Leadership (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off Bolster Leadership Services. We track your interactions within the Bolster Leadership Services (which encompasses BolsterLeadership.com, custom domains hosted by Bolster Leadership, and other interactions).
Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information
If you have a Bolster Leadership account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account here.
To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Bolster Leadership may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Email from Bolster Leadership
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s Settings page.
When you interact with an email sent from Bolster Leadership (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please forward it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can investigate.
Changes to this Policy
Bolster Leadership may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here and we will archive former versions of the policy here.
We welcome feedback about this policy at email@example.com.